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civil war

chapter 15 &16 Vocab

TermDefinition
sectionalism loyalty to a reigon
fugitive runaway or trying to run away
secede to leave or withdraw
abstain to not take part in some activty
popular sorvereignty political theory that government is subject to the will of people
border ruffians missorians who traveled in armed groups to vote in kansas's election during the mid-1850's
Aresenal a collection of weapons and military equipment stored by a country, person, or group.
Martyr A person who is killed because of their religious or other beliefs.
Secession the action of withdrawing formally from membership of a federation or body, especially a political state.
State rights Refers to political powers reserved for the U.S. state governments rather than the federal government according to the United States Constitution.
Border state Any of the slave states that bordered the northern free states during the US Civil War.
Blockade An act or means of sealing off a place to prevent goods or people from entering or leaving.
Offensive An attacking military campaign
Rebel Rise in opposition or armed resistance to an established government or ruler.
Yankee A person who lives in, or is from, the US.
Blockade runer A vessel that runs or attempts to run into or out of a blockaded port.
Ironclad A 19th-century warship with armor plating.
Casuality A person killed or injured in a war or accident
Emancipate Set free, especially from legal, social, or political restrictions.
Ratify Sign or give formal consent to (a treaty, contract, or agreement), making it officially valid.
Habeas corpus A writ requiring a person under arrest to be brought before a judge or into court, especially to secure the person's release unless lawful grounds are shown for their detention.
Draft Compulsory recruitment for military service
Bounty Generosity; liberality.
Greenback A dollar bill; a dollar.
Inflation Increase (something) by a large or excessive amount
Entrenched (of an attitude, habit, or belief) firmly established and difficult or unlikely to change; ingrained.
Total war A war that is unrestricted in terms of the weapons used, the territory or combatants involved, or the objectives pursued, especially one in which the laws of war are disregarded.
Created by: longchurrostyle